Posted 8 months ago by tom
This has certainly been an interesting week in Zapoco, and I wanted to take a moment to say a few things.
I first started working on this game in 2017 as a project in my free time. The game quickly grew and I accepted help from some of the longtime players who had skills to round out my own.
I took a long absence due to personal matters, and the developers I’d worked with stepped up in my absence to manage things. I thought things would run fine without me being active in Discord and chat, as long as I kept checking in on the game itself, but I realise now that my absence was a massive burden on the staff and players.
When I announced my return, I felt both emotional and drained by everything from the last few months, and I let my emotions get the best of me. I want to apologise to ThunderGunExpress, Maser, and Merlin for insinuating that they did anything but try to make Zapoco a great place. I know those guys shouldered a huge burden in my absence, and I should have made a better attempt to both understand what they went through and communicate my position.
I also want to apologise to the players for the upheaval during this time. It was never my intention to give the appearance of lying or changing stories, and with some of the adding/removing of features, I felt a bit panicked trying to keep up with everything. The alpha players are what made this game a great community to be a part of, and I truly regret anything I did to break that trust.
Not only do I want to make Zapoco a great game, but I want to further build on our sense of community. While the last week has not been fun at all for me, I do appreciate the passion you all had to speak up, send messages, make forum posts, and share your concerns.
I’m excited to continue on with the game, and I’m glad you all are still a part of this community.
ZombieDad4 8 months ago
I just started a few days aga and fell in love with this game. We need more people like you and your alphas. Thank you for your time and dedication!
Bunny 8 months ago
How about refunding donators and letting us make a decision to re-invest then after you removed the value of previous effort in the game if you believe in your product and want to show good will to improving this community once again.
Romeo 8 months ago
your a stand up guy Tom
Zazyman 8 months ago
If you're wondering what Tom is apologising about, then please come over to the game's discord where we've saved some discussions between him and the veteran players. There's also a bunch of us over there who will try to answer questions. Please take a look at this first before deciding to continue playing or donate to the game. https://discord.gg/hTnZPJe
ninjadevil 8 months ago
i am playing this game now for 3 days and i think it is a good game. not to hard to understand but enough challigings to do. much variations in it. keep up the good work and if i come up with a idea or somthing to improve i will tell it.
Tallulah 8 months ago
Who wrote that post for you tom?
powermadmatt 8 months ago
Granted that there has been a lot of changes, I took a break but came back after the reset and the game definitely has got a lot of new features than when I left, which are better.
Sorrow 8 months ago
I'm so happy to see this :)
No boi 7 months ago
I’ve been playing this game for five months straight and I enjoy the content inside this game. Good job.
quenster 7 months ago
Apologies accepted Tom. I just started and love the game already. Focus on now and make the game even better, keeping a solid engagement with the community.
akash 6 months ago
this is a good and interesting game. I have played other text based game but those are complicated game as we have to know some commands to play. I hope soon more players will join this game =)
BabaYega 6 months ago
Tom where are you?
Snake Summoner 5 months ago
Hes lost again BabaYega...
Samuel 4 months ago
Haha wow, came back to see if this game was still around after leaving for obvious reasons. Can’t believe there’s been a reset! God I feel sorry for everyone who put time and effort and donations into this game. Seems I made the right decision jumping ship when I did!